Fracture Documentation for ICD–10

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
August 17th, 2015

Documentation requirements for fractures have a lot of components that must be addressed in ICD-10-CM and many gaps that need to be filled in to document and code correctly.  Is it Traumatic or Pathologic?  Which bone, location and laterality, which encounter?  Don't forget: an encounter is not a visit.  Classification, alignment and fracture pattern is also addressed in ICD-10-CM.  This is not something to take lightly, providers and staff need to be educated on the new requirements.  

There is a great article written by LEO C. FAR on this subject.

Read the entire article from American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

References:

Fracture Documentation for ICD–10. (2015, August 17). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/fracture-documentation-for-icd-10-27441.html

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